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Friday, December 20, 2019
9:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.


Hudson Valley Center
19 Baker Avenue, Suite 400,
Poughkeepsie, NY 12601

Program Management and Evaluation

This event is only open to those who have registered for the Excellence in Nonprofit Management Certificate Program.

Effective management and evaluation of a nonprofit’s programs and services is key to fulfilling the organization’s mission and to ensuring that the organization remains relevant and vital to the communities served by the nonprofit. These are also critical steps to make certain that the organization has the resources and support to continue its mission and realize its vision for the future.   

This course will familiarize students with the:

  • Major components and steps in deciding on, designing, producing, and delivering the services of a nonprofit program;
  • Leading the shift from providing volume of services to providing value;
  • Balancing stakeholders’ interests; and
  • Different types of program evaluation, including needs assessment, formative research, process evaluation, and use of the logic model for monitoring of outputs and outcomes, and assessing impact.

Learning Objectives

  • Participants will learn marketplace trends, best practices, and information on how to take advantage of opportunities in Information Technology (IT) available to nonprofits.  All of which will help them as managers within their departments, areas, and organizations.
  • The class will develop a practical knowledge of how cloud computing is changing the workplace.
  • Participants will learn how to build and structure  a service or program that is:
    • Vital to meeting community needs and resources.
    • Aligned with the organization’s mission, goals, and strategic direction.
    • Able to clearly demonstrate impact.  


  • Designing & structuring your program or service:
    • Assessing needs and resources;
    • Key elements of the program or service: resources, inputs, process, outputs, and outcomes, and structure and staffing;  
    • Identifying and engaging key stakeholders; and  
    • Making the decision;
  • Positioning and promoting  the program or service.
  • Program assessment, evaluation, and continuation:     
    • Building your program’s monitoring and evaluation plan;
    • Collecting and analyzing data;  
    • Using data to develop a compelling story that demonstrates impact and positions the program/service for its next funding cycle; and
    • Building a culture of integrity and ethical behavior.

About the Speaker

Steve Miccio

Steve Miccio is the CEO of PeopleUSA located in Poughkeepsie, NY. PeopleUSA is a peer operated advocacy and service organization serving people throughout New York State. Steve is a person with lived experience which has helped provide him with valuable insight in becoming one of the nation’s foremost experts in establishing and managing alternative peer operated crisis diversion/respite/stabilization services and has assisted in the creation of various complimentary peer services in NY and across the United States and Europe. Steve is a Subject Matter expert for Bringing Recovery Supports to Scale (BRSS TACS) Policy Academy.

Steve currently chairs a county wide Diversion Committee in Dutchess County, NY and was instrumental working with the Dutchess County government and local provider community and criminal justice council in developing, planning and implementing the opening of the first Crisis Stabilization Center in New York. Steve directs the delivery of Crisis Intervention Team training to all Police departments in Dutchess and Putnam Counties. Steve sits on the Dutchess County Executive Criminal Justice Council and has been involved with the Special Populations Committee in designing Dialectical Behavior Treatments in the County Jail in order to reduce crimonegenic thinking and recidivism while improving overall behavioral health and quality of life outcomes.

Steve is actively involved with the following groups:

  • Member of New York State Suicide Prevention Council
  • Chair of the National Psychiatric Rehabilitation Association (PRA)
  • Board member of CIT International
  • Board member of 2-1-1 policy board of Hudson Valley
  • Subject matter expert for the Re-entry Policy Academy headed by the GAINS Center and Policy Research Associates
  • Advisory Board member of the Northeast Caribbean Mental Health Technology Transfer Center
  • Member of the International Crisis Now coalition
  • Member of the Crisis Residential Association

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This program has been approved for the following continuing education credits:

  • Social Workers
  • LMHC
  • LMFT
  • CASAC Renewal
  • Psychology
  • LCAT

Successful completion for the award of approved continuing education credits requires attendance at entire training/workshop and submission of a completed evaluation form.

» See full credentialing information and CEUs

New York State Office of the Professions (NYSED) regulations require that participants must be present for the entire approved educational activity in order to receive a certificate for continuing education hours. There is no accommodation in the State regulations for late arrival, late return from lunch or breaks, or early departure. According to NYSED, in order to award social work CEs; “When you offer a multi-day or multi-part course/educational activity, the learner must complete all parts in order to earn the certificate for contact hours, in the same way that a student must complete a semester-long course to receive college credit. You may not award partial credit for a program, even a one-day program, if the learner does not complete all requirements at that time.”

Cancellation Policy

Unfortunately, we cannot provide refunds for cancellations made seven working days or fewer before the event for any reason—or for no-shows.  We can provide credit towards a future workshop up to 24 hours before the event. After that, no credit will be issued.

Accessibility Statement

The Student Access Office ensures equal access to all of Adelphi University’s programs, services and facilities for students with documented needs. Through assistance, advocacy and reasonable accommodations, the office provides an accessible and supportive campus environment.

The Student Access Office provides cost-free assistance and services that are tailored to meet the needs of individuals based on their specific, appropriately documented needs, while preserving Adelphi’s academic integrity and high standards of academic expectations and performance

If you are a student with a documented disability and wish to request accommodation services, please submit a Petition for Reasonable Accommodations form along with the required information as detailed in the Guidelines for Documentation.

Please be aware that all decisions regarding accommodations and equal access are made in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act, and prevailing University Policy. 

For further information, please contact the Student Access Office at 516.877.3806 or

For further information, please contact:

Diane Wunderlich
Program Coordinator
Center for Nonprofit Leadership. Adelphi University
School of Social Work, Room 240
p – 516.877.4415
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Joanna Suppa, LCSW-R
Coordinator, Continuing Education and Professional Development
School of Social Work, Room 237
p – 516.877.3216
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